Caturvaidya, Cāturvaidya: 6 definitions

Introduction

Caturvaidya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturvaidya.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य).—m S A person learned in the four Vedas.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य).—m A person versed in the four Vedas.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य).—m.

(-dyaḥ) A priest, &c. versed in the four Vedas. E. catura four, veda a Veda, and ṣyañ affix; it is also derived from vidyā Knowledge, and is optionally as here given, or cātarvidya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य).—i. e. catur -vidyā + a, adj. Conversant in the four Vedas, Mahābhārata 5, 4741.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य).—[adjective] versed in the four Vedas; [neuter] the four Vedas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Cāturvaidya (चातुर्वैद्य):—[from cātura] mfn. ([from] catur-vidyā [gana] anuśatikādi; [from] -veda, [Pāṇini 5-1, 124; Siddhānta-kaumudī]) versed in the 4 Vedas, [Mahābhārata v, 4741]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = rvedya, [Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] knowledge of the 4 Vedas [gana] brāhmaṇādi.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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